A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]
A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

If you’re hoping to save money by not flying to Japan, please do not click play above. I love this video of Japan from AmnesiArt, a cinematic tour of the island nation featuring shots from Kyoto to Tokyo. Having only been to Tokyo myself (on a rushed 8-hour layover), the […]

Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think
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Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think

Small black figures walk up and down the jagged ridge. A patch of blue sky peers down onto the blue-green slopes of the bare mountainside before it disappears behind the grey, cotton clouds. A cool wind brushes against my skin and carries the smell of burnt wood and charcoal from […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?
How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority of U.S. citizens do not have passports, and therefore cannot travel outside its borders. I […]

February 3 Weekly Roundup: NYC’s Best Craft Coffee; The Truth About Thailand’s Tiger Temple; David Bowie’s Berlin
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February 3 Weekly Roundup: NYC’s Best Craft Coffee; The Truth About Thailand’s Tiger Temple; David Bowie’s Berlin

I come across many interesting travel stories during the week, only some of which I have time to blog about. So you don’t miss anything, here’s a roundup of the most interesting travel stories you may have missed. Stories You May Have Missed: Week of February 3 Edition

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer
New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

I know that it’s cliche to say (you know, given The Lord of the Rings), but is there anywhere else in the world that seems more unlike the world we know around us than New Zealand? With its otherworldly landscapes and dramatic terrain, it’s not a stretch to think that […]

The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre
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The Curious Case Of The Female Napoleon At The Louvre

I am sitting on a bench in the Denon wing of the Musée du Louvre. It is almost noon and in front of me is The Consecration of Napoleon (otherwise known as The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804), one of […]

CNN: America’s Trusted Source For News About Bowel Movements On The High Seas
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CNN: America’s Trusted Source For News About Bowel Movements On The High Seas

I’ve come to a recent conclusion: CNN loves to report on the bathroom activities of people on cruise ships. Specifically, their bowel movements, but sometimes they also report about people’s need to throw up in bathrooms on cruise ships. And like other afflictions detrimental to our society as a whole […]

Here’s Delta’s Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video
Here’s Delta Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video

Here’s Delta’s Totally Awesome 80s-Inspired In-Flight Safety Video

Not to be outdone by some of the better in-flight safety videos of late, such as Air New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings-themed video or Virgin America’s quirky animated video, Delta recently released an 80s-themed safety video sure to inspire a few people to actually look up from reading the […]

The Expeditioner YouTube Channel: 1,000,000 Views And Counting
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The Expeditioner YouTube Channel: 1,000,000 Views And Counting

The Expeditioner Travel Video YouTube Channel had a nice little milestone this past weekend (January 25, 2014) when the channel broke the 1,000,000-view mark, a mark that was met after about six years to the month when I posted the first of the 43 videos I’ve uploaded to the channel […]

Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London
Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London

Here’s Boris Johnson’s Tips On What To Do In London

“My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.” – Boris Johnson I may have supported, even campaigned, for my fair city’s current mayor, Bill DeBlasio, but I […]

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